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The Cable Guy (1996) - Movie Details

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Comedy
91 min.
Release Date
June 14, 1996
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Running Time
91 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for dark thematic elements and crude humor

Steven Kovacs has just broken up with his girlfriend, Robin, and is moving in to his own apartment. One of his first steps is to get cable and his brother, Earl, told him that if he slips the cable guy 50 bucks he'll give you free premium channels. Hesitant, he asks the strange cable guy for the premium channels and he gets them, but not without a price. The Cable Guy doesn't want money; he... Full synopsis »

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The Cable Guy's story had potential and there were some pretty good jokes. Jim Carrey's lisp was pretty funny and Matthew Broderick does a good job. Unfortunately, most of the jokes are boring and lame; the movie really isn't that funny. It's really a dark movie with the Cable Guy stalking Steven (Broderick). Everything gets old quickly. The Cable Guy isn't one of Jim Carrey's better films, let a lone not a good film overall. Full movie review »
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